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Not sure about all the technical stuff, but one thing I do love about higher resolution is just that you can crop in, in post. This is super useful. 2K finish, I love having a 4K negative as I regularly push in or re-frame a bit. I rarely do 4K finishes, but if I did it would be nice to have an 8K negative (or at least a 6K) for the same reasons. The Look Around mode in Red or Alexa (adds a 0.5K around the crop marks) is so useful just because you can go wider in post. Nobody is finishing in 8K. It's meant for flexibility in post.
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I shoot a fair bit for broadcast and web here in LA; and do a fair bit of post production. While many clients want a 4K capture, I'd say 95%+ of deliveries are still in HD, at least for the people I work for and there are some noteable brands as well. Probably the main reason is because TV and cable (not Netflix or streaming service), HD is the highest resolution they can broadcast and will be for sometime. Most of my cable channels are still in SD because I don't want to pay the additional amount.
Clients seem to love the ability to push around 4K footage in an HD timeline. The strange part is that more lower end projects and newbies want a 4K finish. Maybe because it feels higher end / upping the ante. Broadcast and bigger client jobs, they often are under a tight time constraint and just want to bang it out so it's almost always HD delivery, at least for the people I work for,
As for 6D, did anyone really expect anything from Canon? I mean... the C200 RAW is the only progressive / unexpected thing they've done since forever.
Fujinon. If you are reading this please make an EF version. Even if it's a little bigger and a bit more money, I will buy it instantly. The weight makes this a dream lens for doc / quick turn around shooting; however, I cannot justifying buying E-Mount lenses for my FS7 because I need it to work on my Red as well.
Please make an EF version. I guarantee it will be the biggest selling lens in the history of your company. So many people would buy an EF version, but in E-Mount, probably not.
How long are we talking about? Minutes?
I think if they came out with an FS7 sized Varicam with the same features, it would be insane / rapid adoption. The biggest issue I see for small crews and single operators is the 14 lbs body. That's a pretty major issue for gimbals, drones and requires considerably more expensive rigging - beefier tripods, jibs and other camera support. There's a reason why smaller, lighter cameras like the Red and Alexa Mini are so popular, because you can do way more with them in terms of putting the camera where you want it without major hassle. For one of my regular crews, I shoot with large, ENG style cameras and I absolutely hate it. Breaks my back (serious issue) lugging around a massive tripod and a 25 lb+ camera is hard to go back to when I'm used to my FS7 and Epic-W.